Thursday, January 31, 2008


Man who used stun gun on toddler gets 46 months

‘A former Albany man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for using a high-voltage stun gun on his 18-month-old son.

Rian Wittman was arrested in February and agreed to a plea bargain last year. The sentence was imposed Friday.

Prosecutor Reed Dinsmore said the stun gun delivered 30,000 volts during testing.

“This is a case of a father torturing his 18-month-old son,” prosecutor Reed Dinsmore said. “Why? We can’t tell.”

He said it’s not yet known whether the child will suffer long-term nerve or neurological damage. [..]

“He described to her that he used the stun gun to play peekaboo with the child,” Dinsmore said. “The mother did not report the incident, and that was a mistake on her part.”‘

One Response to “Man who used stun gun on toddler gets 46 months”

  1. Security Girl Says:

    46 months doesn’t seem long enough. Wow! who tasers a baby. Seems like maybe the man needs rehab or something. I think tasers are a great way to protect, serve and be socially responsible. The key is being responsible not power hungry. It is a great method of non lethal self defense. My favorite tasers are at

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